Cardioversion, again

Cardioversion, again

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    Cardioversion, again

    Back home from the hospital, yet again.

    Tuesday, at my local hospital cardiorehab workout, I went into sustained atrial tachycardia which in turn caused my pacemaker (which bypasses the AV node) to elevate my ventricular rate to maintain 125 beats a minute (at rest) -- with the atria beating twice, or more, for every beat in the ventricles.

    After a couple hours of EKGs, pacemaker interrogations, etc I was transported to another hospital with more advances facilities (trauma and cardio).

    There they did a number of pacemaker adjustments etc on Tuesday (which reduced the ventricular rate); and did another cardioversion Wedensday morning (which stopped the atrial tachycardia).

    Back home. Other than being tired, feeling OK.

    Wait & see time.
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    Wow Dave, sorry you've been going through this. I'll keep you in my prayers and hope you get to feeling better soon. Take care.
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    Yea Dave, sorry to hear the ol ticker was acting squirmy . Hope all's going well now.
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    Sorry, Dave. Hope this will put this problem on hiatus.
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    Here's wishing you good health...
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    Ugh, that sounds awful. To the modern youth, the word 'cyborg' doesn't mean to them what it means to you.
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    Good luck on all of that. My FIL lives with us, and is a heart pt as well. Pacemaker, CABG, Coumadin, A-fib, etc, I know a bit about what you speak. I'm always amazed at the adjustments/improvements that they make these days; when I was a kid, it seems like every heart issue was "solved" with nitroglycerin.
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    I think the trick is to keep on holding on. The stem cell studies are quite promising, and are starting to move into human subjects. The stem cell treatments rejuvenate existing tissue.

    A fairly comprehensive review earlier this year indicated that there's an upwards trend in the progress
    Stem cell treatments improve heart function after heart attack

    That said, it's incredible what proportion of those studies are funded by government research grants. I'm pro-charity myself, but I'd have to do homework before I could find a heart research charity that specialised in what aspect of the research I was hoping to benefit (or speed up)
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    Quick update:

    Saw two cardiologists and a pulmonologist this week plus some more tests, xrays, etc.

    They seem to think things are stabilized.

    Returned to cardiac rehab. Seems to be doing OK.

    Couple more test next week.
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    Stay with it Dave,
    my families thoughts are with you.
    After working on the cardiac unit at BRMS for a time I can attest attitude and outlook play a lot in to recovery.
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    Sending out best wishes and prayers. I've been reading your posts for a long time

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    Dave,

    I've had 3 cardioversions and an ablation and I'm still kickin'! You keep kickin' too!

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    Dave, what kind of pacemaker do you have?
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    Pretty scary stuff. I had it happen to me not too long ago, so I can appreciate what you are going through. Praying for the best for you.
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